Nutrition specialist’s appetite for growth

A PRESTON family business set up two years ago to specialise in plant-based protein foods is going from strength to strength, with the support of WNJ.

NutreeLife won the prestigious Be Inspired in Business Award (BIBA) for best new business earlier this month.

And its team are hard at work planning for their move into new purpose-built food manufacturing premises in Burscough – a £1.2m investment in the nutrition specialist firm’s future.

NutreeLife is also working with British Olympic legend Daley Thompson on a new range of low-sugar protein sports bars.

The company began life at Red Scar in Preston and today has a turnover approaching £3m and a 13-strong staff.

The business was created to “make great nutrition accessible for all” and its founders have years of experience and dedication in the food, nutrition and beverage industry.

Chief executive Patrick Mroczak and managing director Adam Hodgkinson set out to establish NutreeLife after recognising a gap in the market for a vegan and ‘free-from’ range of protein supplements.

Patrick says the move to West Lancashire is needed to give the business the space it needs as it continues its growth.

The new state-of-the-art facility is currently under construction and will be completed by February next year.

He says: “We were delighted to win the BIBA and to have the work we have put into the business since we began recognised.

“These are really exciting times both for the business and the industry. We are operating in a really growing sector which has massive potential.

“We’re also finding that our innovative and flexible approach is giving us the edge on European manufacturers, with more businesses looking to make their products here in the UK.

“We are also very strong on new product development. We create bespoke recipes for our customers and we have previously invested £1m into our manufacturing operation.”

Patrick added: “We’ve been supported and helped by WNJ right from the beginning of our journey.

“The advice and guidance we have received from them has been invaluable in helping us to get where we are today.”

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